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[Book Spoilers] Lena Headey was brilliant!


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#1 Feather Crystal

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 12:09 AM

I think the best performance of the night was Lena Headey's Cersei. I'm a Stannis lover too, but I thought GRRM provided some real "meat" for Lena to flesh out for the viewers what the book readers already know and understand: that the book Cersei is a stronger female character than how she has been portrayed on the show. What were some of your favorite lines that she had tonight?

I had to add this edit: I spelled her last name wrong. I believe it's actually, "Headey". I don't know how to edit the subject line to correct the spelling there. Sorry about that.

Edited by Melisandra, 29 May 2012 - 08:45 AM.


#2 The Last Reyne

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:19 AM

I have to agree. Her scenes with Sansa were brilliant as she seems to get drunker and drunker but her scene with Tommen (who gives a wonderfully understated performance) was outstanding. We really got to see all facets of Cercei in this episode. Lena Headey was absolutely brilliant her best work imo of the series.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:42 AM

I said last week that Headey is a truly fantastic actress. She is a terrible Cerscei (i suspect it's more her fault then the writers), and like everyone else i hated her portrayal at first but once i got over the changes i just have to admit she is incredibly entertaining to watch. I actually think i liked her scenes more then i liked the battle.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:42 AM

I loved the throne scene with Tommen!

Although as far as lines go, my favorite was:
Sansa: You were Roberts Queen.
Cersei: And you will be Joffreys...Enjoy!

It was delivered perfectly!

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:46 AM

drunkenness + recklessness + obnoxiousness = stronger character? i really don't think so. /tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':P' /> But totally agree on the performance part; she was amazing idd.

Edited by imbs, 28 May 2012 - 07:56 AM.


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:56 AM

She was great this episode, she had some real good lines to help her though. All that stuff with Sansa, especially the quip Zuziako quoted, was brilliant.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 05:23 AM

The Throne scene with Tommen was beautiful, even though I knew what was going to happen, I was still afraid she would poison Tommen and herself. Very strong scene.

Edited by Crown, 28 May 2012 - 05:24 AM.


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:00 AM

Definitely agree. She had me at "shut up, you little fool."

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:43 AM

Great acting. Best actor/tress this season IMO, alongside Williams and Allen.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:36 AM

I actually felt a little sorry for Maisie Williams because it seems to me that Lena Headey might have just wrestled an Emmy away from an 11 year old girl....

Now that I think about it, it is a rather Cersei thing to do. It may be fitting.

Edited by Howdyphillip, 28 May 2012 - 11:37 AM.


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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:28 AM

Lena stole the show. She was perfect! That's the only word I can say right now - PERFECT!

Between her and Michelle Farley and Maisie, at least one of them has to be nominated...

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:51 AM

Hers was definitely some of the best acting in all the season. I loved, loved her scene with Tommen at the throne. She completely sold me that scene despite having read the books and knowing they were safe.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:58 AM

Her performance was fantastic. It was great all year but it really came together tonight. GRRM kept most of Cersei's funny dialogue during his scenes with Sansa and then wrote that killer scene at the end, all of which Headley sold. I really hope she gets an Emmy nomination this season.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:25 AM

yep, could not agree more. How she subtlely changed through the episode as she got more drunk and more bad reports came in was perfect. How she became more vicious to Sansa and those in the room was just about perfect

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:27 AM

She was hot as hell in that pseudo-Lannister armour dress, too. /happy.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='^_^' />

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:35 AM

I didn't like her Cersei during season 1, but she's simply brilliant in Season 2! Honestly, if they did a whole episode of drunken Cersei I'd never complain!

And I think she managed to pass quite appropriately Cersei's attempt at strength at the same time as despair for her life and her sons'.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:59 AM

I absolutely loved her scenes, yes. Lena Headey is doing a terrific job here. The last scene with Tommen really was beautiful and I pitied her that moment. Which was gone after a second, but that doesn't matter.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:03 AM

Hers was definitely some of the best acting in all the season. I loved, loved her scene with Tommen at the throne. She completely sold me that scene despite having read the books and knowing they were safe.


Her telling Tommen one day he would be king seemed like she knew in her heart that Joffrey is too wicked to last . . . or she was afraid they had lost . . but regardless . . /cool4.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':cool4:' />

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:04 AM

The little moment at the end, after Tywin says that they've won, is a great moment too where an overjoyed Cersei hugs Tommen. Very human moment for her.

I'm happy now that Lena Headley is going to have some scenes with Charles Dance.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:16 AM

I thought Lena and Sophie owned the episode. Pretty impressive in that the rest was great as well.